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How Does Gout Link To PKD

2015-03-24 10:49

How Does Gout Link To PKDPeople who have kidney disease are generally more susceptible to abnormally high amounts of uric acid in their blood, or hyperuricemia. How does gout link to polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

1. Gout and kidney disease

Kidney disease patients are more likely to have abnormally high amounts of uric acid in their blood. Or hyperuricemia. This is because the kidneys are unable to remove adequate amounts of uric acid from the blood, and gout occurs. Kidney cysts will enlarge with time going and then they will oppress kidney tissues and cause kidney damage. When kidneys are damaged, high uric acid will happen, leading to gout.

2. How to manage gout in PKD?

Diet management

Dietary alternations are recommended such as avoiding a prine-rich diet including beer, other alcoholic beverages, yeast, organ meat, legumes, meat extracts, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, and cauliflower. Beneficial foods for people with gout include dark berries, tofu, some fatty acids such as salmon, flax or olive oil, or nuts.

Chinese herbal medicine

The root cause of gout in PKD is enlarged kidney cysts damage kidney tissues. Therefore, the radical treatment should stop the growth of kidney cyst and shrink kidney cyst. To shrink kidney cyst, nowadays the most effective treatment is Chinese Herbal Medicine. One of our Chinese medicine treatments is Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which can increase the permeability of cystic wall, restrain the activity of lining cells and change the inner and outer pressure difference of cystic cells. In this way, the cystic fluid can come out from the cystic wall. Kidney cysts can be shrunk in this way. Kidney damage can be alleviated and gout can also be treated to some extent.

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